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Metal braces are a verifiable solution for getting your new smile. They’ve got a track record to prove it. At Ragan Orthodontics, we offer a range of metal braces options to suit your unique needs.

What Are Braces?

Metal braces are the classic orthodontic solution that involves metal brackets attached to each tooth and connected by a metal wire. They are designed to slowly move your teeth into their correct positions by applying constant, subdued force.

They are highly effective for treating a wide range of dental issues, from minor misalignments to more complex bite problems.

The brackets used in metal braces are made from durable, strong, stainless steel.  Each bracket is bonded to the front of your teeth and connected with an archwire, which Dr. Ragan periodically adjusts.

The combination of brackets, wires, and tiny rubber bands or elastics works together to shift your teeth into their new positions over time.

One of the main advantages of metal braces is their reliability. They have been used for decades and are known for their effectiveness in producing precise results. While they may be more noticeable than other braces, today's metal braces are smaller and more comfortable.

Metal brackets can be customized with colorful elastics to add a personal touch to your orthodontic treatment.

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How Braces Work

Metal braces work through brackets, archwires, and elastics working together to align your teeth. Our team bonds brackets to each tooth and connected by an archwire, which applies continuous pressure to relocate your teeth.

Elastics can be added to fine-tune the alignment and correct bite issues.


Metal braces use small stainless steel brackets. These brackets are bonded directly to the front surface of each of your teeth using an adhesive. They serve as anchors to hold the archwire and help guide your teeth into their correct positions.


The archwire is a thin metal wire that connects all the brackets. It is shaped to fit around your dental arch and provides the force needed to move your teeth. As your orthodontist periodically adjusts the archwire, it creates the necessary pressure to gradually shift your teeth.


Elastics are attached to hooks on the brackets and can be customized in various colors. They play a crucial role in correcting bite issues and ensuring the teeth move into their proper positions.

Benefits of Dallas Braces

Metal braces offer a trustworthy way to get a smile that shines. Here are some key benefits:


Metal braces are made from stainless steel. They’re designed to endure whatever you throw at them (but please don’t actually do that!). They can withstand the pressures of daily activities and the forces applied during orthodontic adjustments.

You can trust that yourr metal braces will remain intact and working hard throughout your treatment. You’ll get consistent results and minimize the need for repairs.


Metal braces treat many kinds of orthodontic issues, from simple misalignments to complex bite problems. They allow Dr. Ragan to have precise control over the movement of your teeth.

Regular adjustments help guide your teeth into their correct positions, often resulting in shorter treatment times than other appliances. Efficiency makes metal braces a popular choice for achieving optimal dental alignment.


One of the fun aspects of metal braces is your ability to customize them with colorful elastics. Patients, especially children and teens, can choose from various colors to express their style and make their braces more enjoyable.

This customization adds a unique touch to the orthodontic experience and helps patients feel more involved and optimistic about their treatment journey.

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Types of Metal Braces at Ragan Orthodontics

Metal braces might be a little more diverse than you think! Here are the metallic options we offer at Ragan Orthodontics.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type. They use steel brackets and wires to help realign your teeth. They always get the job done.

Damon Metal Braces

Damon braces are self-ligating braces that use a sliding mechanism to move your teeth more comfortably. They offer quicker treatment times, fewer office visits, and less irritation.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, so they’re hard to see from the front. They work similarly to traditional braces but offer a subtle option if you’re concerned about the appearance of braces.

Self-ligating Metal Braces

Self-ligating braces use specialized clips instead of elastics to hold the wire. Their design reduces friction, requires fewer adjustments, and can shorten treatment time while providing comfort and efficiency.